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Carle, Kandie Fashion in Fiction: Clothing speaks volumes in Jane Austen's novels History,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Ms Carle comes dressed in authentic Regency attire, and gives an overview of the clothing of the Regency Era, (early 1800s) for both gentlemen and ladies, while dressing Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet (on dressforms) preparing them for an elegant ball. Along the way, she shares excerpts from Austen's personal letters as well as passages from the novels, highlighting Miss Austen's use of clothing and fashion to define character & class, enhance story line, and develop plot points. The audience will enjoy discovering just how important fashion was 200 years ago!
$351- $500
Puppetry, Prevention Through The Feelings Garden Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Through creative puppets, children's finger plays, and music children learn healthy ways to express their feelings (happy, sad, scared, mad, calm etc.)
$201- $350
Ulz, Ivan Ivan Ulz, Songs From the Old School Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Ivan Ulz is a children's folk singer, performing classic songs and stories from the 1940s and 50s -- as well as his own original songs -- on voice and guitar. His program is interactive and filled with movement and dancing. Highlights include his nation-wide hit song "Fire Truck!" (published as a Sing-And-Read book by Scholastic). Ivan's music is geared for preschoolers, but it's catchy enough to keep the whole family singing along.
$201- $350
Chimenti, Michael BROADWAY BABIES History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
We are Cathy & Michael Chimenti, a Broadway husband and wife singing duo who, for the last 5 years, have been performing in the Tri-State area to nothing but raves and repeat bookings. Word of mouth has been unprecedented, but we are reaching out to you to make you aware of this opportunity to bring Broadway entertainment to your venue. The Chimentis are perfect for any size event or meeting. We can perform anywhere from ½ hour to 90 minutes to a full 4 hour party with DJ and dancing. The program focuses on the history of the Broadway theatre, with personal recollections for our careers and insightful anecdotes about the history of Broadway!
$351- $500
LaRue, Michele Someone Must Wash the Dishes: An Anti-Suffrage Satire History,
Museums,
Performing Arts- Theater
Many women fought against getting the vote in the early 1900s, but none with more charm, prettier clothes—and less logic—than the fictional speaker in this satiric monologue written by pro-suffragist Marie Jenney Howe, in 1912. =Woman suffrage is the reform against nature= declares Howe’s unlikely, but irresistibly likeable, heroine. =Get what you want. Pound pillows. Make a scene. Make home a hell on earth—but do it in a womanly way! That is so much more dignified and refined than walking up to a ballot box and dropping in a piece of paper!= Reviewers have called this production =wicked= in its wit, and Michèle LaRue’s performance =side-splitting.= LaRue is a professional actress who tours nationally with a repertoire of performances using works by writers of America's Gilded Age (Civil War - WW I). Dishes is a period satire written by pro-Suffragist Marie Jenney Howe and originally published in 1913, by the National American Woman Suffrage Association (precursor of the League of Women Voters). This production, produced by The East Lynne Company, premiered in March 1994, during New York City’s fourth-annual Womenkind Festival. Performance sites and presenters have included over 70 libraries, including Chicago’s Newberry.
$351- $500
TheatreworksUSA, - Felix Pitre's STORIES AND SONGS OF LATIN AMERICA Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Felix Pitre shares many of the Hispanic traditions that were passed down to him from his own family, bringing to life the culture of Latin America with puppetry, stories, songs, instruments and dance, performed in English interwoven with Spanish words and phrases.
$501- $1000
Rogers, Robert The Underground Adventures of Rudy Root, Jr. Nature- Gardening,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
He's one part gardener, one part elf, definitely someone who takes his job seriously and let's his curiosity take him wherever it goes. Rudy Root Jr. is ever vigilant about life underground. The roots of newly planted seeds that travel way down through the dirt; the insects and rodents who make their homes in the dank, dark earth; the mineral treasures that lie hidden from view. It's one adventure after another with Rudy as our guide.
$351- $500
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. THE MYTHMAKERS (Richard Stillmand & Gerald Fierst) Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Richard Stillman and Gerald Fierst are THE MYTHMAKERS, who act out as well as narrate stories from around the world, accompanied by authentic musical instruments from each culture. Programs can focus on various themes, including ANTIQUE MUSIC/ ANCIENT TALES, (stories and music from around the world) RENAISSANCE/ MEDIEVAL MONSTERS AND MINSTRESL, JEWISH FOLKTALES WITH KLEZMER MUSIC, TALL TALES/ AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC, and HOLIDAY TALES AND MUSIC AROUND THE WORLD. The show is full of audience participation and climaxes as the whole audience helps in creating an improvised story, which uses the models of the past to create a contemporary myth.
$501- $1000
Shimeta, Kathleen Life, Love, Song! A Visit with Gena Branscombe Literature- Poetry,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
This show is a tribute to an inspiring composer whose life and work were well in advance of her time. A one-woman retrospective of Miss Branscombe's life showcases the romantic beauty of her exceptional music. A performance full of family entertainment, enchantment and inspiration! Composer Gena Branscombe was a leading figure in American classical music from 1905 until her death in 1977. Her richly melodic, award-winning body of work includes over 150 art songs, chamber music, choral works and piano compositions. An integral part of New York City and State musical life in her time, Miss Branscombe was also the founder and leader of the Branscombe Choral, with an illustrious career that included performing and conducting for kings, presidents and the celebrated figures of her time.
$501- $1000
Edgecomb, Diane Water Wizards! For Summer Reading 2014 Nature- Marine Life,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Let’s go where the wet things are in this entertaining program with master storyteller Diane Edgecomb. We’ll act like CLAMS, JELLYFISH and LOBSTERS in the Native American legend: How Whales got their Spouts and explore the water cycle in Diane’s fun water conservation tale: What Now, Cloacina?!! Check under Diane’s Wizard hat and you may find the secret potion that ends every Water Wizards performance with instant FOG! Recommended for ages 4 and above. Diane’s Summer Reading programs have been gaining in popularity all over the Northeast – in summer of 2013 she toured to over 30 libraries throughout New England including several tours to New York State! This program was created to complement the theme of Summer Reading 2014: Fizz Boom Read!
$351- $500
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